International media outlets, MPs and protesters have cast the spotlight on Australia in recent times as our fundamental freedoms have been severely curtailed. “We are a proud liberal democracy,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in a speech during his recent attendance at the UN General Assembly: We believe in a world order that favours… Read More Australia Faces International Condemnation for Covid Human Rights Abuses
The arguments given by those supporting vaccine passports sound impressive, but do they really hold water? Last week I wrote 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster. It was met with plenty of praise and agreement—but more than a few rebuttals as well. Some who disagreed with me are in open support of compulsory… Read More The Case for Vaccine Passports is Feeble and Fading
Beginning in early 2020, the corporate media was at pains to label as a ‘conspiracy theory’ the possibility that Covid-19 was leaked from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. Media outlets assured us that the virus had arisen naturally in a population of bats before being passed on to a human host who inadvertently spread it… Read More Media Backflip: Wuhan Lab Leak No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’
Last week, a Chinese citizen journalist was sentenced to four years in jail. Her crime: reporting on the coronavirus outbreak that began in her city of Wuhan. Zhang Zhan insists that her reporting was based on first-hand accounts from locals. But because she scrutinised her government’s response to the virus and provided a more sombre… Read More Media Censorship in 2020: Were You Paying Attention?
George Floyd’s cruel murder is sparking much-needed conversations about justice and racial harmony in America and beyond. The ripple effect has already reached us Down Under, with protests taking place in Australian capital cities this past weekend. Last week I spoke with a friend who has ministered among Indigenous Australians for decades. He told me… Read More The Race Rhetoric That Causes More Harm Than Harmony
It’s been many decades since the term culture wars was dubbed, and the label is now more relevant than ever. What began as a reasoned debate on issues like abortion, multiculturalism and homosexuality has turned into a hearts-and-minds battle for the soul of our civilization. The rapid growth of the culture wars vocab is evidence… Read More Three Secrets to the Culture Wars
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden—Donald Trump’s last remaining rival—has been accused of sexual assault by a former staffer named Tara Reade. Such a serious allegation against a presidential candidate would normally be a loud, leading, global story. Instead, America’s biggest mainstream news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN have… Read More How Media Bias Wrecked the #MeToo Movement